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I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane. ...
by Abraham Maslow

I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
- Abraham Maslow

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow PHOTO

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

 

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

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The story of the human race is the story of men and
women selling themselves short.
- Abraham Maslow

The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security,
and they will give affection and be secure in their
feelings and their behavior.
- Abraham Maslow

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
- Abraham Maslow

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense,
a way of concealing motives and thoughts,
as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and
preventing communication.
- Abraham Maslow

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves,
but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
- Abraham Maslow

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being,
you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
- Abraham Maslow

A musician must make music, an artist must paint,
a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being,
then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
- Abraham Maslow

What a man can be, he must be.
This need we call self-actualization.
- Abraham Maslow

We may define therapy as a search for value.
- Abraham Maslow

He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and
told the nearest land was a thousand miles away,
I'd still swim.
And I'd despise the one who gave up.
- Abraham Maslow

All the evidence that we have indicates that it is
reasonable to assume in practically every human being,
and certainly in almost every newborn baby,
that there is an active will toward health,
an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
- Abraham Maslow

One's only rival is one's own potentialities.
One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities.
In this sense, every man can be a king,
and must therefore be treated like a king.
- Abraham Maslow

Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate
theory of human motivation,
could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs,
including the impulse to self actualization and the
love for the highest values.
- Abraham Maslow

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To fall in love is awfully simple,
but to fall out of love is simply awful.
- Bess Myerson

Heaven must be an awfully dull place
if your best friends end up elsewhere.
- Anonymous

I don't quite jump for joy, but I am awfully glad to see him.
- Anne Bancroft

We're going to look awfully stupid if we give income
tax relief to people who do not pay income taxes.
- Joe Scarborough

It's awfully easy to be in love in jail.
- Dashiell Hammett

It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.
- Gertrude Stein

There may be something to the suggestion about the
pace of technological change intimidating writers,
though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments.
- Stanley Schmidt

It's awfully hard to be the son of a great man and
also of a half-crazy woman.
- Henry Steele Commager

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully
comfortable while you're being miserable.
- Clare Boothe Luce

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
- James M. Barrie

It always takes awfully long time to understand unbelievably simple things.
- Joe Chung

God help us if we ever take the theater out of the
auction business or anything else.
It would be an awfully boring world.
- A. Alfred Taubman

But, for instance, when I was awfully young,
I read all the Oz books.
They were an enormous influence on me.
- Jack Vance

I don't generally find myself listening to the music
of a film unless there's something awfully wrong with it.
- Carter Burwell

Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there.
- Emma Goldman

I will interview bigwigs if I get the chance,
but you are seldom surprised by people in power -
you've got to get awfully damn close to get anything new.
- Joe Sacco

I'm not a prettier everywoman.
I am an everywoman that they clean up awfully well for T.V.
- Kelly Ripa

We had an awfully good ball club that was capable of beating anybody.
They were that good.
- John Oldham

I watch a lot of hockey.
There are some good hockey players and there are some
awfully stupid hockey players.
- Ted Lindsay

Life's an awfully lonesome affair.
You come into the world alone and you go out of the
world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while
living than even going and coming.
- Emily Carr

I've been awfully busy, and I haven't gone to many movies.
- Jeffrey Jones

If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write,
that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry,
that's honey.
- A. N. Wilson

I'd love to do a Western.
A real Western like John Ford used to do.
There's not too many of them made, so I don't know
if I'll ever get to do that.
They're awfully hard movies to make.
- Dennis Farina

Our duty was to try and find the Japanese fleet.
We never did find the Japanese fleet and I am awfully glad,
because they had attacked us there with six carriers,
three battleships, 10 or 15 cruisers,
and about 20 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

Really, if I'm gonna eat a meat, I'd rather eat venison
than anything and I do like it a little on the rare side.
That's probably my favorite meat and I've had some
awfully good venison in some of the great restaurants.
- Mike Ditka

Baldwin is sort of getting to be a bit funny.
I don't know what happened, but a few years ago they
suddenly went bankrupt and Gibson bought the whole outfit.
Since then they haven't seemed to be doing an awfully
good job of providing pianos.
- Marian McPartland

I was married awfully young and I felt trapped.
My wife had been divorced and all the time we were
married we were out of the Church.
It wasn't until we were divorced that we became good Catholics again.
- Don Adams

Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things.
In a world where we are so certain to incur them in
spite of all our caution,
a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this
excessive nervousness on their behalf.
- William James

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

To keep your thinking young, stay curious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Be curious, not judgmental.
- Walt Whitman

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

Be less curious about people,
and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie

Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

There's always a period of curious fear between the
first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
- Don DeLillo

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
- Walt Disney

If you're curious, you'll probably be a good journalist
because we follow our curiosity like cats.
- Diane Sawyer

I'm in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic,
curious.
- Isabelle Adjani

Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic.
Be insistently curious.
- Gordon Gee

I dug things up.
I was curious.
I liked to draw what I found.
- Mary Leakey

The human being is a most curious creature.
He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.
- David Herbert Lawrence


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